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vRealize Business Standard 6.1.1 Release Notes

vRealize Business Standard | 09 June 2015 | Build 2765586

Last updated: 09 June 2015

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes covers the following topics:

What's New

  • Stronger vRealize Business certificates. vRealize Business Standard 6.1.1 enforces stronger certificates. After upgrading to vRealize Business Standard 6.1.1, you must unregister and re-register vRealize Business Standard with vRealize Automation to use these certificates. If you are not using a self-signed certificate, you must update the certificate after upgrade and register with vRealize Automation. For more information about the upgrading and registering procedure, see VMware vRealize Business Standard Installation and Administration Guide.

  • iPad application for vRealize Business Standard - You can use the vRealize Business Standard iPad application to manage your business and to view the cost transparency of your infrastructure and public cloud. The application provides cost transparency for both cloud consumers and providers, displays consumption cost, usage analysis of virtual machine and cloud services based on business unit across the cloud environment.
    You can use the vRealize Business Standard iPad application to perform the following tasks:
    • Compare your business unit charge with budget and gain charge projection insight.
    • Drill down to view charges over time.
    • View charge distribution and virtual machine charge details.
    vRealize Business Standard is available for iPad devices from the Apple App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=992845863&mt=8.

  • Functionality and security fixes - The vRealize Business Standard 6.1.1 release resolves couple of functionality and security issues. For more information, see Resolved Issues.

Documentation

VMware vRealize Business Standard Installation and Administration Guide

VMware vRealize Business Standard User's Guide

Resolved Issues

The following issues have been resolved in this release of vRealize Business Standard.

  • When you change the UTC time zone, certain vRealize Business Standard features fails
    Though vRealize Business Standard supports only UTC time zone, you can change the time zone on the vRealize Business Standard virtual appliance. This might result in time zone issues.
    This issue is resolved in this release. The Time Zone option is not available in the vRealize Business Standard virtual appliance 6.1.1 or later.
  • Users with insufficient permissions can access the Postgres database
    A low privilege local users and the database super user with no password can access the Postgres database.
  • When duplicate business group names exists in different tenants, vRealize Business Standard displays incorrect cost values
    vRealize Business Standard categorizes all the business group names with same name in different tenants as a single business unit. So, the consumption analysis does not display the accurate cost in the multi-tenant environment.
  • The virtual machine up-time percentage values in Cloud Comparison does not match the values in reports
    The virtual machine up-time percentage in Cloud Comparison is not the same as in virtual machine report.
  • Null Pointer Exception appears when running global synchronization process
    During the global synchronization process, a Null Pointer Exception appears, which results in cost calculation failure.
  • Administrators are unable to remove or replace trusted certificates
    Administrators cannot remove or replace the trusted certificates of vCenter Server, vCloud Director, vRealize Operations, EMC Storage Resource Management and vCloud Air.

Known Issues

The following issues are known to occur in this vRealize Business Standard release:

  • The vRealize Business Standard iPad application timeout issue
    The vRealize Business Standard iPad application user session does not timeout automatically. Workaround: By default, user session timeout is set to 24 hours. However, you can modify the timeout interval by performing the following steps:
    1. Log in to the vRealize Automation appliance with SSH as the root user.
    2. Open the /etc/vcac/security.properties file for editing.
    3. Add the following line to the file at the end.
      identity.basic.token.lifetime.hours=N, where N is an integer specifying the user session duration in hours.
    4. Save and close the file.
    5. Log out of the vRealize Automation appliance.
  • The chart tool tips on Consumer List displays cost, and not charge values
    When you log in to vRealize Business Standard as a Business Controller, open the Consumers List and over the mouse on the bar chart, cost values are displayed in the tool tip instead of charge values.
  • Consumers List does not show all virtual machines existing in a business unit
    When you log in to vRealize Business Standard as a Business Controller with a single business unit, the Consumers List displays ten virtual machines that appears in the first page only. You can navigate through different pages but cannot change the number of items per page for the virtual machine list.

  • The known issues in vRealize Business Standard 6.1.0 release are also applicable to the vRealize Business Standard 6.1.1 release. See vRealize Business Standard 6.1 Release Notes.